The Surface Pro X is Microsoft's premium tablet and counterpart to Apple's iPad Pro. For the first time since its launch in October, it's on sale.
Amazon currently has the Microsoft Surface Pro X (128GB) on sale for $899. That's $100 off and the lowest price we've ever seen for this 2-in-1. Best Buy offers the same price. Want it bundled with a keyboard and Surface Pen? Amazon has that model on sale for $1,246.99 ($322 off). They're both among the best laptop deals we've seen this month.
The Surface Pro X packs a 13-inch (2880 x 1920) touchscreen, an ARM-based Microsoft SQ1 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.
It's essentially a slimmer version of the Surface Pro 7 with thinner bezels and rounded corners. Microsoft also created a new pen just for the Surface Pro X. Called the Slim Pen, this $139 stylus is much thinner than the traditional Surface Pen and has two flat sides instead of a rounded body.
In our Microsoft Surface Pro X review, we liked its slim, attractive chassis, bright, vivid display, and long battery life. Though we thought its performance could be better, the Surface Pro X has the best webcam we've ever seen on a laptop or tablet.
In terms of design, the black anodized aluminum frame of the Surface Pro X has a stealthy appearance and feels great. On the back is a familiar kickstand that operates just like the one on the Surface Pro 7.
At 11.3 x 8.2 x 0.3 inches and 1.7 pounds (2.4 pounds with the keyboard and stylus), the Surface Pro X is smaller but weighs the same as the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (12.5 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches, 1.7 pounds). Apple's iPad Pro (12.9-inch) is even sleeker, at 11 x 8.5 x 0.2 inches and just 1.4 pounds.
Battery-wise, the Surface Pro X lasted 9 hours and 45 minutes on our battery test (which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits), outlasting the Surface Pro 7 (7:30) and the category average (8:16) but powering down hours before the iPad Pro (13:14). For connectivity, the Surface Pro X features a Surface Connect port for charging and two USB-C ports.
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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.